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Thalapathy 63 first look to be released on Vijay’s birthday

Tipped to be a sports-based thriller, the film features Vijay in the role of coach of a women’s football team.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The first-look poster of Vijay’s yet-untitled next Tamil film, currently dubbed Thalapathy 63, will be unveiled on his birthday (22 June) or the previous evening, according to reliable sources.

Recently, reports emerged that two posters will be unveiled on Vijay’s birthday. However, sources from the film’s unit clarified that the makers plan to release only one.

It is unknown as yet if the first look will also feature the film’s title. According to the grapevine, Michael is said to be the film’s title, after Vijay’s character in the movie.

The project marks the third-time union of Atlee and Vijay after two blockbusters Theri (2016) and Mersal (2017). Tipped to be a sports-based thriller, the film features Vijay in the role of a coach of a women’s football team.

Recently, the makers spent a whopping Rs6 crore to erect a football stadium set to shoot crucial portions of the film, which has already been confirmed to hit the screens during Diwali this year.

Produced by AGS Entertainment, the film also features Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek. Daniel Balaji, usually seen playing negative roles, has also been roped in for a key role.

AR Rahman has scored the music for the film. Recently, he confirmed in an interview that the yet-untitled film has a story based on sports.

“I have done this genre in Hollywood, but this would be the first time in South India," Rahman had said. "Atlee is a fan of my films like Lagaan (2001) and Pele: Birth Of A Legend (2016). He has heard these soundtracks and he is musically very passionate. I enjoy working with such directors who get involved in music composing.”